Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 10, 2018

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Comparison of defence spending by NATO members

AFP: Defence spending by NATO members

A row over how much NATO members spend on defence will overshadow a summit of alliance leaders this week, with US President Donald Trump set to tell allies in blunt terms to boost their military budgets.

Trump has repeatedly berated European NATO members and Canada for lagging on a pledge to try to spend two percent of GDP on defence, and he harangued them again on Twitter on Monday.

- How much does the US spend on NATO? -

Trump claimed on Monday that the United States was "paying for 90 percent of NATO", though it is not clear how he arrived at this figure.

According to alliance figures, the US accounted for just under 72 percent of defence spending in NATO in 2017 -- $686 billion of a total $957 billion spent by all 29 members that year.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 10, 2018

NATO Summit set to begin in Brussels -- NATO

Trump blasts NATO again as he departs for Europe: 'US is spending many times more than any other country' -- CNBC

Trump says Putin summit could be 'easiest' stop of European tour, amid NATO tensions -- FOX News

NATO successfully tests upgraded Sea Sparrow missile -- UPI

WATCH New Ad by Danish Military Designed to Appease Trump Ahead of NATO Summit -- Sputnik

Watching for Signs of NATO’s End of Times -- Ulrike Franke, War On The Rocks

China Paper Denounces US Navy Ships' Taiwan Strait Passage -- AP

China Won't Back Down on Cyber Espionage Anytime Soon -- Stratfor

PKL to provide F-15 operations training for Singapore air force -- UPI

Russia introduces new domestically-produced protective helmets for military pilots -- TASS

Stealth Killer? Russia's Sixth-Generation Fighter Might Have a "Radio-Photonic Radar" -- National Interest

Russian Navy to accept 19 new warships for service by yearend.

Source Reveals Tech Details of New Russian Anti-Satellite Warfare Plane -- Sputnik

Russia retains modest contacts with NATO, Kremlin says -- TASS

Russia Building Up Military Sites on Poland’s Border Before Trump-Putin Meeting -- Defense One

Pentagon finally says how much it saves by canceling 'war games' with South Korea -- Washington Examiner

Military's readiness problem 'not even close' to being solved, Martha McSally says -- Washington Examiner

Has the US Navy thought this new frigate through? New report raises questions. -- Defense News

Army to Send Stinger & Hellfire Armed Strykers to Europe -- Warrior Maven

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finishes first flight tests from LCS -- UPI

Full Details: The Army Finally Reveals Future Combat Fitness Test --

Why Is NSA Deleting Call Records? -- Julian Sanchez, CATO Institute

CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing' -- NextGov

Here's How the CIA Taps Start-Ups to Make Killer Spy Tech -- Maxim

Polar fitness app broadcasted sensitive details of intelligence and service members -- Fifth Domain

As Army Discharges Immigrants, Corps Still Allowing Hundreds to Enlist --

Navy IDs Ensign Killed During Small Boat Training in Red Sea --

West Point Shifts Focus of Sexual Assault Awareness Program -- Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.

Former CIA spies try to lead average lives in St. Petersburg -- Miami Herald

The F-23 Fighter Would Have Been a Killer (But It Never Joined the Air Force) -- Dave Majumdar, National Interest

There’s Nothing the U.S. Navy Can Do to Avoid a Submarine Gap -- David Axe, War Is Boring

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